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Jim Wallis on the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/08/2013 - 10:04am | Type: Press

April 7, 2013 Sojo in the News Joshua DuBois ...

Workin Together on Capitol Hill for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Press

April 5, 2013 Sojo in the News Morning Joe ...

Top 3 Reasons Rob Bell Matters: Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 8
Originally Posted: 04/05/2013 - 11:31am | Type: Blog

Maybe what I appreciate most about this book is the sense of wonder it provides. The book and our conversations have reminded me that nothing simply “is what it is.” (The Contr ...

Getting Ahead of Ourselves? (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 7)
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 2:43pm | Type: Blog

Nuanced or not, are Christians, especially evangelicals, perceived as being against things like peacemaking? (The Controversial figure Rob Bell has created another firestorm wit ...

God For Us and The Scandal of Being Good (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 6)
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 5:56pm | Type: Blog

At the heart of the Christian message lies the ridiculous, absurd, and even scandalous message that God is for everyone. (The Controversial figure Rob Bell has created another f ...

Finding Common Ground for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Press

April 1, 2013 Sojo in the News WNYC ...

On God's Side: For the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 10:20am | Type: Press

March 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Awake My Soul (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 5)
Originally Posted: 04/01/2013 - 9:15am | Type: Blog

Why does Rob write this stuff? Whose side is he on? Yours. Mine. Ours. It's the Monday after Easter, and I couldn't think of a better day to talk about God being with us ...

Faith and Doubt Dancing on Good Friday (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 4)
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

Good Friday is good because on that day Jesus revealed who God is at a fundamental level. God is the one who responds to our violence and destruction with the forgiveness and love that defined Jesus’ life. “Lo ...

On God’s Side: For the Common Good
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Blog

On God's Side is about moving beyond the political ideologies that have both polarized and paralyzed us, by regaining a moral compass for both our public and personal lives — by reclaiming an ancient yet ...

What Do You Mean, 'Open,' Rob? (Rob Bell Blogalogue Part 3)
Originally Posted: 03/28/2013 - 9:19am | Type: Blog

Scientific inquiry and Biblical interpretation are not the same thing. So what's Rob's purpose for this chapter? (The Controversial figure Rob Bell has created another ...

In the Stacks, January 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/31/2013 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday  New York Times Book Review  and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

Book Review: 'Rob Bell and a New American Christianity'
Originally Posted: 01/25/2013 - 12:17pm | Type: Blog

There's the shift within American Christianity, and Rob Bell is leading the way. "Can we watch a video with that guy who has the weird hair and the dark rimmed glasses ...

In the Stacks, January 23, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

" This is not a confessional memoir. Sotomayor discloses little about her marriage, in her 20 ...

Climbing Into Their Skin
Originally Posted: 12/26/2012 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Have you ever read a book you wish you'd written? I'm reading one now. It's The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams by Darcy Frey. Have you ever read a book ...

In the Stacks
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 3:26pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many book ...

On 200th Birthday, There’s No ‘Bah Humbug’ for Charles Dickens
Originally Posted: 11/28/2012 - 6:04pm | Type: Blog

‘Tis the season for “Bah Humbug” and “God bless us every one,” especially as the world caps off a year of celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the birth of novelist Charles Dickens. ...

The Borgias: New Book Aims to Dispel the “Black Legend” of the Papacy
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 10:02am | Type: Blog

VATICAN CITY -- Their lives steeped in intrigue, treason and lust, and set against a backdrop of luscious Italian landscapes and Renaissance masterpieces, the Borgias are probably the most famous -- or infamou ...

In the Stacks, November 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many book ...

In the Stacks, November 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 3:12pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many book ...

Pay Attention: An Afternoon with Billy Collins and Mary Oliver
Originally Posted: 02/06/2014 - 12:55am | Type: Blog

Perhaps the most important take away from the evening came from Oliver during a question and answer time after the readings. She said something like this: “Pay attention. Be astonished. And tell about it. We’r ...

In the Stacks, October 17, 2012
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 10:56am | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many book ...

In the Stacks, October 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 11:45am | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the  Sunday New York Times Book Review  and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

The Book Smugglers
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Belinda Acosta As Arizona seeks to ban Mexican American Studies, a group of Latino artists and friends promises it won't be that eas ...

Being Like Deborah
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley What in heaven's name does "biblical womanhood" mean? Rachel Held Evans embarked on a yearlong journey to fi ...

In the Stacks
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the  Sunday New York Times Book Review  and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

In the Stacks, September 11, 2012
Originally Posted: 09/11/2012 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the  Sunday New York Times Book Review  and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

Olympian Gabby Douglas to Write Christian Book
Originally Posted: 09/06/2012 - 12:20pm | Type: Blog

They call her the "Flying Squirrel" — Gabby Douglas, the pint-sized fire-cracker who won two gold medals (and the hearts of millions) at the 2012 Summer Olympics. So, what's next for the 16-year ...

Q&A with ‘Nonbeliever Nation’ Author David Niose
Originally Posted: 09/04/2012 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

David Niose is president of the American Humanist Association and vice president of the Secular Coalition for America, a group that lobbies on behalf of nontheist and secular Americans. In his new book, “Nonbe ...

From Shame to Grace
Originally Posted: 11/05/2012 - 1:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stacey Schwenker Ashamed No More: A Pastor's Journey Through Sex Addiction. IVP Books PASTOR T.C. RYAN s ...

In the Stacks: August 28, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/28/2012 - 1:45pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the  Sunday New York Times Book Review  and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

In the Stacks, August 22, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 4:13pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

Book Review — The Awakening of Hope: Why We Practice a Common Faith
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

Through the stories of well-established intentional Christian communities, Wilson-Hartgrove offers windows into the catechisms of the Christian faith. Communion and the Eucharist, fasting, integrity, community ...

In the Stacks, August 14, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

This week's book review, a history of Shariah law. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media out ...

In the Stacks, August 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 2:27pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

Good Men and the Secret of Happiness
Originally Posted: 08/07/2012 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

for vice-president, a mother who founded the Special Olympics, four rambunctious siblings, and 20-some cousins, most ...

How To Reclaim A Rigged Economy
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It by Chuck Collins ...

A Way Out of No Way
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Diana L. Hayes Forged in the Fiery Furnace: African American Spirituality by Diana L. Hayes AFRICAN-AMERICAN ...

In the Stacks, July 31, 2012
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

Books of note. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many books being publ ...

Some Assembly Required: A Conversation About Faith and Family
Originally Posted: 07/31/2012 - 8:27pm | Type: Blog

Not long ago, I had an opportunity to have a different sort of conversation about Anne Lamott's latest book "Some Assembly Required" with God's Politics contributor Jennifer Grant, mother o ...

Nobody is Quite Ready for Tomorrow: The Advent of ‘The Hybrid Age’
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 12:27pm | Type: Blog

In their book, "Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization," Ayesha and Prag Khanna examine how we have reached this moment, and what that means for our futures, and for g ...

Book Reviews: Four for the Summer
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

son, Sam, was going to become a parent in 2009, shortly before his 20th birthday. Sam's partner, ...

‘The American Bible’ Collects Texts That We the People Argue About
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 5:08pm | Type: Blog

There are certain speeches, songs, books, letters, laws, and axioms that Americans appreciate enough to argue about, says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. Abraham Lincoln’s “Get ...

In the Stacks
Originally Posted: 07/03/2012 - 4:42pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too many ...

The Party of Ayn Rand's Discontent
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Anne Colamosca The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism, by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson. Oxford University Pres ...

In the Stacks, June 25, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 4:02pm | Type: Blog

This week's book reviews of interest. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There a ...

In the Stacks, June 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/20/2012 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

This week's books of interest. Among my must reads are the Sunday New York Times Book Review and other book reviews I come across in various media outlets. There are too ...

In the Stacks, June 7, 2012
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

from Africa through slavery and the journey into the 20th century. It would after all be impossible to discuss 20th-century music and the civil rights/black power movement without putting James Brown ...

Chronicling Belief's Strange Wonders
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Sweet Heaven When I Die: Faith, Faithlessness, and the country in Between by Jeff Sharlet. WIT ...

In the Stacks
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

incidents from 20th-century history, from the Amritsar massacre in India through the fire-bombing of Dresden ...